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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Pope Saint John XXIII

 

 

Why I don’t applaud in Church:

“I am very glad to have come here. But if I must express a wish, it is that in church you not shout out, that you not clap your hands, and that you not greet even the Pope, because ‘templum Dei, templum Dei.’ (‘The temple of God is the temple of God.’)

Now, if you are pleased to be in this beautiful church, you must know that the Pope is also pleased to see his children. But as soon as he sees his good children, he certainly does not clap his hands in their faces. And the one who stands before you is the Successor of St. Peter.”

Pope Saint John XXIII

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

2 Comments

  1. There were many good and loving ideas and inspirations Pope John 23 left for us.
    There had been years of renewal movements prior to his papacy and I think the mood after the Wars was that society needed to institute change. Institutionalize it. He had already announced the ecumenical council in January 1959 before he was given the secret to read in the fall of that year. Prob the mention of an evil council didn’t sit well. He didn’t live to see what mischief was worked at/after the Council though- Paul VI had to face that.

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